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The Defence Forces recognise the important role families play in supporting our personnel and through the Personnel Support service (PSS) are committed helping you to help support your loved one.

It is our intent to make it easy for families to find information and access on services available to them and it is our hope that our DF Families will feel more connected and supported.

One of the most important people you can meet at your local barracks or base is the Personnel Support Service (PSS) Team. There will be at least one of these support staff in each Defence Forces location, who can assist you. The PSS consists of a combination of Personnel Support Officers and Social Workers who can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Family and relationship Issues
  • Coping with deployments
  • Health concerns including alcohol and mental health
  • Work and Finance
  • Information and referral